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Get Caught Reading

May is Get Caught Reading Month, and you can easily catch me in the reading act! And with the April challenges behind me now, I will be doing some more reading this month and sharing those reads with you here.

Get Caught Reading

Why Get Caught Reading

I have expounded on the many benefits of reading many a time on my blog, and on my reading journey as well, so keeping this short and sweet.

Reading helps us even more during these times of social distancing and social isolation. It helps us travel, feel less isolated, enjoy ourselves, relax, and help improve our mental and emotional health.

Get Caught Reading Ideas

Here are a few fun ideas to celebrate this while in social isolation:

  • Form a virtual book club with friends and family. Check out e-books from the library; find books which all of you can get/have access to; and use the power of social media and online meeting options to connect.
  • Read the book and watch the movie. Compare and contrast the two; have a poll after to decide which one was better (the book, obviously!!); play fun games like ‘who-could-have-played-a-character’ better than the current cast.
  • Attempt to write a story based on your favorite book; maybe a prequel, a sequel, or a spin-off! Make it a group attempt to add to the fun and creativity.
  • Set aside a half-hour each day to actually get caught reading.
  • Take photos each day or every other day or each week, of those (yourself included! you catch reading and share with others!
  • Make lists of books, based on different themes. Use the Top Ten Tuesday themes for ideas, if you want.
  • Read aloud, taking turns for different parts/characters, and maybe record an audio-book in the process!
  • Have a reading scavenger hunt. For example, pick a song (title or a favorite line or more – the whole song), or a nursery rhyme, or the ingredients of a recipe, or a travel itinerary. You get it, the list can be endless. And then attempt to read books to check off the same. Maybe, you pick the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and you could pick books like A Song from Somewhere Else, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Rainbow Fish!

Printables

Bookmarks

Click here to download this bookmark
Click here to download this bookmark

Comic Book Templates

Today would have been National Free Comic Book Day, postponed as we social distance. But, we can still read and create our own comics. Here is my attempt at creating templates for comic book pages. A couple are hand-drawn, while others made using my faithful laptop.

Feel free to download and use, and do let me know if you would love more printables in the future.

Click here to download this page
Click here to download this template

A possible use for this one below would be for a cast of characters in the comic book!

Click here to download this template

And now, the End of this Post

Dear reader, what are you doing to get caught reading? Any ideas I can add to my list above? And I would sincerely love to hear your feedback and comments on my comic book templates and bookmark downloads.

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16 thoughts on “Get Caught Reading

  1. I love to read! My book club, which meets monthly in the public library, is now an online book club. We have zoom meetings, organized by the library director. It is great to talk about books with people who are equally enthusiastic about reading.

  2. I’m not reading as much as I should be but now that Lia is getting older she loves me reading to her. Thanks for the bookmark downloads!

    1. I really should read more, but since having my baby it has kind of been put on the back burner. This post was just what i beeded to get back into it!

  3. As a family we are trying the set aside half an hour a day to read. My daughters are doing well however I get distracted.

  4. I love the idea of a virtual book club! Definitely starting one. Thanks for the comic book pages, I have printed them for my daughter and she has started her own comic.

  5. I have a couple of books I’d like to get through this month. Hoping to finish my friend’s first published book. Excited to be able to support others on their journey through reading.

  6. I’ve been trying to take a few minutes a day to read, I keep forgetting though. I have a little one at home so every time I do get a few minutes I get straight to work.

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